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September 6th History

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September 6th In Pop Culture History

1620 - The Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America.

1837 - Oberlin Collegiate Institute became the first college to grant women equal status.

1866 - Frederick Douglass was the first US black delegate to a national political convention.

1901 - Leon Czolgosz shot and killed US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

1943 - A Pennsylvania Railroad train derailed at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, killing 79 people and injuring 117 others.

1954 - WINS (New York City) began playing rock and roll music with the Alan Freed Show.

1963 - Baseball Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in professional baseball history.

1972 - A German policeman and nine Israel athletes were taken hostage and killed at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group.

1975 - #1 Hit September 6, 1975 - September 19, 1975: Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy

1976 - Dean Martin appeared on Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon. The pair had not spoken since the 1950s.

1979 - National Grandparents Day was proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter to be celebrated on the Sunday following Labor Day.

1980 - #1 Hit September 6, 1980 - October 3, 1980: Diana Ross - Upside Down

1983 - The Soviet Union admitted to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, claiming that it did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.

1986 - #1 Hit September 6, 1986 - September 12, 1986: Bananarama - Venus

1991 - The Soviet Union recognized the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

1991 - The name Saint Petersburg was restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been known as Leningrad since 1924.

1995 - Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles played in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.

1997 - The funeral for Princess Diana was broadcast across several networks and around the world An estimated 2 billion people watched all or part of the funeral on television.

2003 - #1 Hit September 6, 2003 - October 3, 2003: Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee - Shake Ya Tailfeather

2008 - #1 Hit September 6, 2008 - September 26, 2008: T.I. - Whatever You Like

2014 - #1 Hit September 6, 2014 - September 19, 2014: Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

September 6th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Sergio Aragonés (1937)
Michael Winslow (1958)
Ce Ce Peniston (1969)
Jane Curtin (1947)
David Allen Coe (1939)
Rosie Perez (1964)
Jeff Foxworthy (1958)
Swoosie Kurtz (1944)
Jo Anne Worley (1937)
Roger Waters (1943)
Clara Kimball Young (1890)
Cisco Adler (1978)
Foxy Brown (1979)

Oragne, Purple and Silver have this in common:

1. They are colors

2. No words rhyme with them.

 



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